Dear Liam

Liam, sweet Liam, how do I even begin to describe how perfectly you fit into my heart? I had no idea how our first encounter would go. Would I think you were cute and gradually start to attach? Would you cry and resist my embrace? So many questions were answered when I took you into my arms. I knew you. I know you. You are my son. You were meant for me. Created by God with purpose. You fit perfectly in my arms. So perfectly that it now feels empty when you aren’t filling that space. I felt this way with your brother and sister as well. When they were born I was fiercely attached to them, just as I am with you. I am overwhelmed with joy when I look at you and then overwhelmed with sorrow at the thought of leaving you for the next 8 weeks. I cannot wait to bring you home forever! Oh my sweet baby. If only you knew the way I love you. I can’t even fully understand it myself. I’m just thankful that God brought us together in this incredibly special way.

Love, Mommy

About the author


Erica is an advocate for simplicity, family time, making a cozy home and loving others well. She is the community coordinator for One Orphan, the orphan care ministry of America World Adoption Association. Erica and Calvin have four young children; Elliott, Charlotte, Lola and Liam. They currently reside in Nashville, TN.


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